You are busy. Aren’t you? We all are. Work, home, kids, pets, and life all demand time. We are surrounded and overloaded with input and information every day. Screens are in front of us at every turn including our phone, computer, and television. There seems to be little good news and we find ourselves taking on the emotional weight of the world. No wonder we sometimes feel like our tank is empty -- depleted.
If you are someone who, like me, finds it difficult to say no to others who ask you for help, you are at double the risk of depleting your personal resources more quickly. We want so badly to help others, so we say yes, sometimes at a great personal cost.
If this sounds familiar, I am writing this for you. If it doesn’t resonate with you personally, chances are you know someone who may be at risk.
When we become depleted we become overwhelmed. Everyday tasks can seem monumental. Feelings of hurt or anger that we would normally brush off become large, open wounds. Focus is difficult to achieve if not impossible. It’s ALL just too much.
When you find yourself in this situation, what do you do? How do you climb out of it? How do you restore your energy and reserves? Here are a few tips:
What tips do you have for restorative personal care when you become depleted? Share with us on social media. It may help you remember what you need to do and will certainly help someone else.
I know this is a long post, but I feel strongly about speaking to all of you (and myself) about this. I speak from experience. Yes is only the right answer if it is also the right answer for you.